May 15th 2012 Issue

Future pear research area

By |May 15th, 2012|

AVG could be a valuable new tool, along with NAA, for preventing premature fruit drop in pears. Some questions [...]

Early Robin, early blush

By |May 15th, 2012|

Early Robin looks set to become an important variety in the Pacific Northwest, as growers try to get a jump on the blushed-cherry deal.

Finding the ideal peach orchard

By |May 15th, 2012|

Jim Schupp (on tractor) took an active role in evaluating the Darwin blossom thinner and considers it a key [...]

Steps to manage canker

By |May 15th, 2012|

Scientists have developed the following ­integrated approach to manage canker in cherries:

Avoid interplanting new with old trees. Rain can [...]

Sustainable program for wineries launched

By |May 15th, 2012|

Wine bottle corks are repurposed as mulch, an example of sustainable practices implemented at Snoqualmie Vineyards winery.
Photo courtesy [...]

Not just a raincover

By |May 15th, 2012|

This Dutch cherry orchard has a rain cover and is enclosed on the sides with netting to keep out [...]

Good Stuff

By |May 15th, 2012|

Stickers link to grower videos
Thanks to new data bar technology, shoppers anywhere in the world can use smartphones [...]

Good to Know

By |May 15th, 2012|

VG is a substituted amino acid derived via fermenting the naturally occurring antibiotic rhizobitoxine. After its activity was discovered [...]

Delicate cherry finds a niche

By |May 15th, 2012|

The blushed-yellow Rainier cherry was released by Washington State University more than 50 years ago with little thought of [...]

Bacterial canker requires an integrated approach

By |May 15th, 2012|

A canker from the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae has developed in this young cherry tree.
Photo by Ken Johnson, OSU

With [...]